Adams, Henry. History of the United States during the Administrations of James Madison (1891; Library of America ed. 1986). classic American narrative; Garry Wills, Henry Adams and the Making of America (2005) is a close reading of Adams's history.
Berton, Pierre; The Invasion of Canada: 1812-1813 (1980). ISBN 0-7710-1244-6; Flames Across the Border: 1813-1814 (1981); reissued as Perre Berton's War of 1812 (Toronto: Anchor Canada, 2011); popular Canadian narrative; 928pp
Bickham, Troy, The Weight of Vengeance: The United States, The British Empire, and the War of 1812 (Oxford University Press, 2012) ISBN 978-0195391787
Black, Jeremy. The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon (2009) by English military historian
Eustace, Nicole. 1812: War and the Passions of Patriotism (University of Pennsylvania Press; 2012) 315 pages; examines speeches, tavern songs, political cartoons, etc. in a cultural history of the war and its appeal to the American imagination.
Graves, Dianne. In the Midst of Alarms: The Untold Story of Women and the War of 1812 (Robin Brass Studio 2012).
Smith, Gene Allen. The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812 (Palgrave Macmillian, 2013).
Owsley, Frank. Struggle for the Gulf borderlands: the Creek War and the battle of New Orleans 1812-1815 (1981)
Pickles, Tim New Orleans 1815; Osprey Campaign Series, #28. Osprey Publishing, 1993.
Remini, Robert V. The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory. Viking Penguin, 1999. ISBN 0-670-88551-7
Dunbar Rowland; Andrew Jackson's Campaign against the British, or, the Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812, concerning the Military Operations of the Americans, Creek Indians, British, and Spanish, 1813-1815 (1926), online version
Boklan, Kent D., "How I Broke an Encrypted Diary from the War of 1812", Cryptologia, West Point, New York : United States Military Academy, Volume 32, Issue 4, October 2008, pages 299 - 310. "We study encrypted entries in the diary of a doctor in the War of 1812. Upon decrypting the contents, we find comments of great interest to the early history of the State of Tennessee."
Tupper, F. B. The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K. B., 2nd ed. (London, 1847),
Cranwell, John P., and William B. Crane. Men of Marque: A History of Private Armed Vessels Out of Baltimore During the War of 1812. New York: Norton, 1940.
Cruikshank, E.A. "The Contest for the Command of Lake Ontario in 1814," Ontario Historical Society Papers and Records, XXI (1924).
Daughan, George C. 1812: The Navy's War (Basic Books; 2011) 491 pages; U.S. Navy
Dudley, Wade G. Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815 Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2003.
Dudley, William S. "Commodore Isaac Chauncey and U.S. Joint Operations on Lake Ontario, 1813-14." In New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers From the Eighth Naval History Symposium, edited by William B. Cogar, 139-155. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989.
Dudley, William S. "Naval Historians and the War of 1812." Naval History 4 (Spring 1990): 52-57; historiography
Eckert, Edward K. The Navy Department in the War of 1812. Univ. of Florida Social Sciences Monograph, No. 48. Gainesville: Univ. of Florida Press, 1973.
Eller, Ernest M., William J. Morgan, and Richard M. Basoco. Sea Power and the Battle of New Orleans. New Orleans: Landmark Society, 1965.
Everest, Allan S. The War of 1812 in the Champlain Valley. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse Univ. Press, 1981.
Forester, Cecil S. The Age of Fighting Sail: The Story of the Naval War of 1812. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1956.
Garitee, Jerome R. The Republic's Private Navy: The American Privateering Business as Practiced by Baltimore During the War of 1812. The American Maritime Library, Vol. 8. Middletown, Conn.: Published for Mystic Seaport by Wesleyan Univ. Press, 1977.
Hickey, Donald R. The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1989.
Hitsman, J. Mackay. The Incredible War of 1812: A Military History. Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1965.
Lambert, Andrew The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812 (Faber and Faber, 2012) ISBN 0-571-27319-X
Lossing, Benson J. Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812. New York: Harper, 1868. 1084 pp.
Mahon, John K. The War of 1812. Gainesville: Univ. of Florida Press, 1972.
Maloney, Linda M. "The War of 1812: What Role for Sea Power?" In In Peace and War: Interpretations of American Naval History, 1775-1984, 2d ed., edited by Kenneth J. Hagan, 46-62. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1984.
McCranie, Kevin D. Utmost Gallantry: The U.S. and Royal Navies at Sea in the War of 1812 (Naval Institute Press, 2011) ISBN 1-59114-504-X
Muller, Charles G. The Darkest Day: 1814; The Washington- Baltimore Campaign. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1963.
Poolman, Kenneth. Guns Off Cape Ann: The Story of the Shannon and the Chesapeake. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1962.
Pullen, Hugh F. The Shannon and the Chesapeake. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1970.
Skaggs, David Curtis. "Joint Operations During the Detroit- Lake Erie Campaign, 1813." In New Interpretations in Naval History: Selected Papers From the Eighth Naval History Symposium, edited by William B. Cogar, 121-138. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1989.
Dudley, William S., and Michael J. Crawford, eds. The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History Washington: Naval Historical Center: GPO, 1985-. Vol. 1, 1812; Vol. 2, 1813; Vol. 3, 1814-1815. Contains contemporary records from letters, journals, ships' logs, and newspapers from American as well as foreign archives and libraries. The volumes are well illustrated and offer useful bibliographies and extensive indexes.
Jones, Noah. Journals of Two Cruises Aboard the American Privateer Yankee, by a Wanderer. New York: Macmillan, 1967.
Porter, David. Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean, by Captain David Porter, in the United States Frigate Essex, in the Years 1812, 1813, and 1814. New York: Wiley & Halstead, 1815. 2 vols. (Reprinted 1970 by Gregg).
Carter-Edwards, Dennis. "The War of 1812 Along the Detroit Frontier: A Canadian Perspective", in The Michigan Historical Review, 13:2 (Fall 1987), pp. 25–50.
Carter-Edwards, Dennis. "On to Canada: Manifest Destiny and United States Strategy in the War of 1812" in The Michigan Historical Review, 13:2 (Fall 1987), pp. 1–24.
Collins, G. Guidebook to the historic sites of the War of 1812 (1998)
George F. G. Stanley, "The Contribution Of The Canadian Militia During The War," in Philip P. Mason, ed. After Tippecanoe: Some Aspects of the War of 1812 (Michigan State UP: 1963) pp 28–48 online version
Stagg, J., 'Between Black Rock and a hard place: Peter B. Porter's plan for an American invasion of Canada in 1812,' Journal of the Early Republic 19 (1999) in JSTOR
Zaslow, Morris (ed.) (1964). The defended border: Upper Canada and the War of 1812. Toronto: MacMillan. OCLC480289.